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What Makes A Philosophy Of Life?

- Everybody has a philosophy of life. Philosophy is all about wonder, wisdom, a dynamic process, and truth however, there is not one single definition for these components. Everyone wonders in their own paths, have their own level of intelligence, different opinions leading to many truths. These components make us have our own moral beliefs that influences our choice and behavior toward others and determines what is the “right” thing to do. Ethics is the study of moral values and principles that tell us the difference between good and evil in this world (Chaffee, 30)....   [tags: Ethics, Morality, Philosophy of life, Choice]

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Philosophy of Life

- Normally the strongest survive in many obstacles like in works and business, but not everyone believes that it is true. The quote “softness triumphs over hardness, feebleness over strength. What is more flexible is always superior over that which is immovable. This is the principle of controlling things by going along with them; of mastery through adaptation” by ancient Chinese sage Lao-Tzu explains that our life is a challenge that needs to get along with the people around us and about learning to manage on your own obstruction....   [tags: Chinese philosophy of Lao Tzu]

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Personal Philosophy Of Life : My Philosophy Of Life

- The phrase “Philosophy of Life” can be defined as a person's personal beliefs, attitudes, and values. In comparison to one’s core values, a person’s philosophy of life is often what drives their behavior. A philosophy of life can change throughout a person’s life depending on the situations that may or may not be thrown in the direction of that person and how they decide to handle it. Like core values, which are a consistent part of a persons philosophy of life, in my opinion, a percentage of these traits are instilled in you for the entirety of your life as opposed to others that may change....   [tags: Mind, Thought, Psychology, Friedrich Nietzsche]

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The Philosophy Of God 's Life

- Everyone has their own outlook on life. Most people feel like money and success brings them happiness, while others think love is all they need. “For no age is too early or too late for the health of the soul” (Epicurus). Our philosophies change over time as we grow older and wiser. As a child I thought the world was full of so much happiness, love, peace and joy. Once I grew older my philosophy became clear that there is more to life than just living. In the world today it is best to have something that makes you look forward to the next day....   [tags: God, Human, Evil, Life]

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The Relevance of Philosophy in Every Day Life

- The entire world does not exist; everything people knew was not real, and humans are nothing but an electromagnetic pulse. In other words, we might be living in a mind of another superior, and practically do not necessarily exist. It is metaphysics, a branch of philosophy that people ponder upon. As obscure it might seem, philosophy does apply to everyday practical life and it does not only deal with existential queries. Philosophies’ relevance to life can be seen in many aspects, from our general everyday knowledge, to the questions of right and wrong, and even stemming to the whole structure of society itself....   [tags: metaphysics, philosophy]

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The Philosophy of Life

- In his text entitled, “A Philosophy of Life”, Sigmund Freud clearly states that religion is nothing more than an illusion created by man in light of psychological needs. In Freud’s opinion, religion simply serves certain functions in society, and does not stand up to scrutiny of science. He also attacks the “religious Weltanschauung” (world view), saying that it is does not allow for thought and therefore is a threat to mankind. Whether Freud is correct in his opinions is up for debate, however, what he has to say is both intriguing and logical....   [tags: essays research papers]

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My Philosophy : My Life Philosophy

- Life Philosophy My life philosophy is to think before making choices and to be informed about all possible sides of the decisions I make. I want to be well informed about the many different options in my choices. I like to think that I base my life philosophy on love, reason and logic. By loving others, I am being kind, even if the recipients of my kindness have not earned it. This is basically the definition of love. Giving what is needed most, unconditionally. I think that this philosophy is a good one because it is based on love and that is a God given trait....   [tags: Thought, Mind, Critical thinking, Love]

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My Philosophy on Life

- My Philosophy on Life Do you ever wonder why you are put into situations that you don’t know how to deal with. Would it disappear if you just closed your eyes to the many lights that life produces. Well most cases it doesn’t, the light is shining in your eyes like the sun and you have to deal with it. Sometimes I wonder why I act the way I do, and why I have to deal with situations that aren’t always the most comforting. You think you have something, but you realize that you have nothing on that one piece of life’s puzzle....   [tags: Philosophical Life Essays]

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Career Philosophy : My Life Philosophy

- Coaching Philosophy Growing up, my grandparents always told me to respect my elders and others around me. They believe in disciplining their children and grandchildren. Hard-work and effort were two things my grandparents made sure I learned and applied in my everyday life. I was also taught to gain a qualified education that will help me maintain a job of my choice. My grandparents made sure I was on the right path to success. To me, success is accomplishing goals that you have set for yourself in life and being able to survive in this world in a high manner....   [tags: Education, Psychology, Respect, Learning]

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Application of Philosophy in Life: Personal Narrative

- For most of my life, I had very little knowledge of philosophy. I regarded philosophers as little more than large toddlers; eccentric and moderately insane people who wandered around aimlessly and asked “Why?” of everything, or wizened old men in loincloths meditating atop mountains and waiting for the next curious person to ask for their sage advice. Over the course of this class I have come to realize that while philosophy is a complex subject, anyone can begin to practice it. All one needs to be an amateur philosopher is the ability to think, reason, and question the world around them....   [tags: Cultural Relativism, Free Will]

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My Philosophy of Life: Metaphysics

- What is meant by Metaphysics. Metaphysics is a branch of philosophy that deals with the nature of reality, including the relationship between mind and matter, substance and attribute, fact and value. The central branch of metaphysics is known as ontology. This dives into the kinds of things that exist in the world and relations these things bear on one another. However, other areas that a metaphysician attempts to clarify may be how people understand the world, including existence, object hood, space and time to name a few....   [tags: Epistemology, Ethics]

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`` What Is The Meaning Of Life?

- Tom Morris’s chapter titled “What is the Meaning of Life?” discusses several different viewpoints on this question. He discusses particularly three perspectives Nihilism, do-it-yourself-approach, and the theistic belief in search for the best answer. The basic idea behind Nihilism that Morris’s discusses is expressed in the words of Sigmund Freud, “ The moment a man questions the meaning and value of life, he is sick, since objectively neither has existence.” that life has no meaning. According to Morris he states that this is bad philosophy and is represented by poets, rock musicians, and filmmakers that represent this point of view....   [tags: Meaning of life, Philosophy of life, Life]

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Sartre 's Philosophy Of Existence

- One of Sartre’s philosophy is the idea of “existence precedes essence”. In order to understand what this proposal means, we need to define “existence” and “essence”. In my opinion, “existence” is the presence of things, the part that identifies us as who we are, while “essence” is the nature part, the blueprint, the description that we were born. Thus, the Sartre’s philosophy of “existence precedes essence”, in my interpretation, states that we, human first exist and then determine our essence by means of choices and actions....   [tags: Existentialism, Philosophy of life, Ontology]

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My View On The View Of Life

- Furthermore, one philosophy that could be rejected because of my view on the meaning of life was the view of life being the absurd. Looking at life as the absurd means that we have an awareness of existing in a meaningless or irrational world. Camus shows us that we have one side of humans who are trying to find the meaning of life and on the other side you have those who think life is meaningless. This means that if people find life meaningless per the view of the absurd that suicide becomes to loom as a solution....   [tags: Meaning of life, Philosophy of life]

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My Life, My Fantasy, My Philosophy

- My Life, My Fantasy, My Philosophy - Descartes' Fourth Meditation, Plato’s Allegory of the Cave, Sir Francis Bacon's The Four Idols, and Walt Disney Every day is a process of discovery, and I have stumbled upon one about myself: I am a hypocrite; I live in a world of hypocrites, and here, on this earth, lies not one soul who can live happily otherwise. We have developed a defense mechanism against all that is unknown in this world and acquired a false sense of security of having control and actually knowing how it is that this world works....   [tags: Philosophy]

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My Philosophy For A Happy Life By Sam Berns

- “When I was young I thought that money was the most important thing in life; now that I am old, I know that it is,” writes by Oscar Wilde, an Irish dramatist 1854-1900. Money is very necessary and important thing that we cannot argue its role in our lives. Therefore, I need money, and I think you and a lot of people, in the world, agree with me. However, does money bring us a happy life in both physical and mental health. According to The Singju Post “My Philosophy for a Happy Life by Sam Berns,” in the TEDxMidAtlantic’s show, October 2013....   [tags: Family, Love, Personal life]

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Philosophy in the Life of Percy Shelley

- Philosophy in the Life of Percy Shelley Thesis: There was no end to the apparent contradictions of personal philosophy versus popular culture, and what Shelley actually accomplished in his short life. Shelley was cognoscente of this contradiction, as can be seen in his Preface to The Revolt of Islam, and it continually shadowed his career. The Romantic writers of the late 1700s and the early 1800s enjoyed a freedom in writing that is reminiscent of the freedom of some of the great Greek writers....   [tags: Papers]

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Creating a Philosophy of Life

- In his recent research, Pierre Hadot calls our attention to the original vocation of the philosopher: not as scholar but as sage. Hadot attempts to recapture the early understanding of the study of philosophy as an entry into a mode de vie, a way of life richly satisfying and personally rewarding. The challenge for us today, he claims, is to rediscover the unity between two different visions of philosophy: philosophy as scientific discourse and philosophy as way of spiritual enlightenment. As scientific discourse, philosophy cannot exist as a reality in and for itself....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Boo's Philosophy of Life Depicted in To Kill a Mockingbird

- Arthur Radley, or “Boo,” is one of the characters in Harper Lee’s book “To Kill a Mockingbird.” The Radleys lived on the main road in Maycomb, Alabama, just a few houses down from the Finches. Their house used to be white with a deep front porch and green shutters. It had faded to slate gray and the shutters rotted from the rain. The house was surrounded by a fence and there was an oak tree near the house. When Boo was young, he got into the wrong crowd and got into some trouble. When he was being arrested for disorderly conduct, disturbing the peace, assault and battery, and using abusive and foul language in the presence and hearing of a female, his father told the judge that if he let him...   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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Modern Philosophy : Morality And Morality

- Introduction When one considers the extensive degree to which modern philosophy has invested in scrutinizing the subject of morality, the default reaction would perhaps be one of amenable acceptance. After all, the significance of morality is obvious, and questions such as what constitutes as moral and how exactly does one become moral have been matters of contention for maybe longer than philosophy has even existed. It can be said therefore, that philosophy is steadfast in its fascination with everything morality....   [tags: Philosophy, Meaning of life, Friedrich Nietzsche]

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My Philosophy of Life

- I can remember as a child always asking myself the “why” questions of life. What is the purpose of life. Why are we here. What is the purpose of life. Why do certain things happen. And is there really a God. I had always kept these questions to myself and eventually pushed them out of my mind altogether. I was raised in a Christian household and you just were not allowed to ask questions of that nature and doubt the faith. The world is the way it is because God made it that way and that is all there is to it....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Summary Of ' Constructing A Life Philosophy

- Chapter one in the book, Constructing a life Philosophy shows a variety of opinions on life philosophies and in chapter four, What Motivates Moral Behavior. individuals talk about the good and the evil, the right and the wrong, how we choose these morals and where they come from. I would like to share what each individual’s point of view from each chapter is and what they had to say about their beliefs. The first point of view from chapter one is by a man by the name of M.Scott Peck. In the section that he wrote he compares our lives to that of a map....   [tags: Religion, Morality, Belief, Human]

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Philosophy is Relevant to Everyday Life

- On a typical day, one would normally not think about existence, rational decisions, or the world itself. All these concepts are relevant to philosophy and serve to tell us that philosophy is relevant to everyday life, whether we are aware of it or not. Although we lack many answers about our universe, we constantly ask questions that are related to philosophy. Such questions about virtue, value, and life are the most important and the answers vary from human to human. In the book Sophie’s World by Jostein Gaarder, Sophie Amundsen’s view of life and reasoning is altered as she makes her way through a philosophy course that teaches her the significance of philosophy that she was unable to see...   [tags: Philosophical]

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Socrates ' Views On Socrates 's Philosophy

- Socrates uses rhetoric to defend himself and his philosophy in the Apology written by his student, Plato. He responds to three charges including the slanders told about Socrates according to the Clouds, and two charges brought against him in the trail. Socrates’ novel way of thinking, living and practicing of philosophy challenges the prejudiced jury and the law that Athen built upon. The way Socrates defends himself and his philosophy shows his thinking of law, virtue and the meaning of life. I argue that Socrates doesn 't defend himself well for the three charges....   [tags: Socrates, Plato, Philosophy, Meaning of life]

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Life is a Game: Thomas V. Morris's "Philosophy for Dummies"

- Thomas V. Morris, also known as Tom Morri an American philosopher, and his book Philosophy for Dummies goes to talk about the meaning of life and what it surrounds it. It first is something that starts out being very large and broad to becoming condensed and more concise. He helps to introduce first is the idea of existential questions that are on the basis of how we exsist in our world today. After reading Morris he tends to approach the meaning of life in a way that we examine the nature of meaning....   [tags: Thomas Morris, Philosophy for Dummies, Philosophy,]

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Philosophy: Living a Happy Life

- As one ponders on how to live a good life, many ideas come to mind. Whether this may be wealth, family, or beauty, the early philosopher’s theories need to be taken into consideration. Those early philosophers include Plato, Aristotle, the Stoics, and The Epicureans. These four committed their lives towards bettering life, and are the basis of most philosophical theories. It is evident that these four need to be read, understood, and discussed to better understand one’s life. They always pondered on the thought of how to have a perfect life and society....   [tags: Ancient Philosophers, Comparison, Theories]

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Teaching Philosophy : My Life

- Teaching Philosophy If one were to ask a young child, say four our five, what it is they wish to do as a profession—“what do you want to do when you grow up?” a child more likely than not, has a response at the ready. “I want to be a doctor!” “I want to be a baseball player!” All are common responses to be heard. However, the chances that the young child, in his or her adult life follows through with their career of choice determined at a young age is very slim. In fact, what one wishes to do ‘when they grow up,’ very frequently, changes a multitude of times, many of times even throughout adulthood....   [tags: Education, Learning, Decision making, Teacher]

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The Existence Of Life On The Planet Earth

- Almost everyone wants to understand the meaning of the life, why we’re here and how we get here, what is the basis of existence of life on the planet Earth. But first we have to understand what life it is. For this we have to start from the beginning, Big Bang or almighty God. We need to clearly understand the initial stages of life weather it starts from Adam and Eve or a single cell formation, to reach the current state, meaning changed in the great length. More and more people often say life has no meaning....   [tags: Meaning of life, Life, Philosophy of life]

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The Meaning Of Life And Other Lies

- The Meaning of Life & Other Lies No well-minded senior in high school claims to have discovered any indisputable meaning of life. To do so would bring an end to all questions. Mankind has entered and exited hundreds upon thousands of eras throughout human history wondering and creating their own meanings in life. The first section of Viktor Frankl’s “Man’s Search For Meaning” in essence focuses on how only the concentration camp prisoners who felt they had a purpose to their lives, a goal or future to live for, survived....   [tags: Meaning of life, Life, Philosophy of life]

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My Philosophy Of My Life

- Starting over our life in America from zero has been a big challenge for my family, but in return, the academic opportunities that I fortunately received in the past four years with success are definitely rewarding and well worth it. From a non-English speaker to a fourth-year student majoring in Biochemistry at University of California, Los Angeles, a prestigious institution, I have found the goals of my life. To continue on to the next chapter of my education, I am well-prepared and determined to work and study with a strong commitment to Pharmacy....   [tags: Pharmacy, Health care, Pharmacist]

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Philosophical Insight On My Life Philosophy

- Throughout Honors Philosophical Explorations, many of the readings and class discussions have transformed the way in which I think of philosophy as a subject, but more importantly how I apply it to my own life. At the onset of this course, I recognized that one’s life philosophy is in a constant state of tension. There are two factors that seem to be at odds with one another that play integral roles in shaping one’s life philosophy. These two factors are commitment to a stance and openness to new ideas....   [tags: Existentialism, Jean-Paul Sartre]

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Kaizen Philosophy: Living a Purposefull Life

- Kaizen Philosophy The ultimate goal of any human being on earth is to be able to live a purposeful life. The human race experiences the restless need to become better from personal level, corporate level, nations, continental associations and the world at large, they all seek to improve at something. Partly this has seen the rise of human development institutions in an effort to try and meet the demand of an emerging market on personal development. Kaizen, a Japanese word that is derived from Kai which means (change) and Zen which means (for the better) has gained popularity and become a common philosophy in the world (Popovich, 2011)....   [tags: physical health, nelson mandela]

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Aristotle 's Philosophy On Human Life

- Teleology can be defined as the search for the end goal, or ultimate purpose of an action. In order to propose the idea that there is an “end goal” in human life, or a further purpose to life, Aristotle introduces teleology. By understanding an action, the end goal can be determined. Aristotle then brings forth the idea that life would be “fruitless” without fulfillment, and that happiness is therefore the end. Aristotle defines happiness as general well-being, or human flourishing. He arrives at this definition by determining that there must be a result , or further purpose to of actions, otherwise life would be fruitless....   [tags: Virtue, Ethics, Means of production, Human]

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Thomas Hardy's Philosophy on Life

- "Happiness is an occasional episode in a general drama of pain"-this is the conclusion drawn by one of Hardy's chief women characters, Elizabeth-Jane in his tragic novel The Mayor of Casterbridge. This is also the concluding sentence of the novel. We can imagine how much emphasis is put upon this observation made by a character who has throughout her life remained a passive sufferer, and therefore an observer, of human life, of human misery. This sad realization is not something that we find in this novel only; all of Hardy's so-called novels of character and environment reflect human tragedy after the grave and sombre manner of ancient tragedies....   [tags: European Literature]

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Relationship of Philosophy with Real Life

- Philosophy has a strong influence on everyone’s day-to-day life. We all enrich our lives by thinking about things with a substantial value. We use philosophy as a sort of roadmap to direct us through our lives. We, of course, take other things into consideration while we are going through our day, but philosophy is one of the more ample ones. Philosophy is, according to the dictionary, “Literally, the love of, including the search after, wisdom”. This applies to my life, when I am in school and when I am out of school....   [tags: essays research papers]

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My Philosophy Of Life Will Be Accountable For Myself And God

- First and foremost, my rule of life will be accountable to myself and God. I will make a chart and keep track each time one of the Rules of Life is accomplished. This will not only provide me a running check list, it will motivate me to keep up with the rules. Each month I will have breakfast with my best girlfriend to discuss the overall accountability. We have had a discussion, and she is also going to create a Rule of Life as well. At our monthly breakfast meetings, we will keep each other accountable and review the progress each person is making in their relationship to God....   [tags: Spirituality, Prayer, Meditation]

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Analysis Of Henry David Thoreau 's Philosophy On Life

- Henry David Thoreau was a renowned American essayist, poet, and philosopher. He was a simple man who built his life around basic truths (Manzari 1). Ralph Waldo Emerson deeply impacted Thoreau’s viewpoints and philosophies, specifically by introducing him to the Transcendentalists movement. There seems to be no single ideology or set of ideas that entirely characterized Thoreau’s thoughts, but principles encompassing Transcendentalism come closest (Harding and Meyer 122). Spending time in nature and in solitude gave Thoreau an entirely new perspective on life....   [tags: Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Concord]

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Understanding Life Through Drama By William Shakespeare

- Understanding Life Through Drama Contrary to the widely held belief that the art of drama excels in distortion, speaks through exaggeration, and revels in the unreal, one can determine that when well executed, drama can masterfully reflect the human condition in its truest and most condensed form. Through the thoughtful use of language, drama reflects human emotions, mirrors relationships, and presents new ways to pose questions concerning the human condition. In many cases, drama can even be used as a tool to help people better interpret the world and the nature of the universe, and ultimately determine one 's role in it....   [tags: Meaning of life, Emotion, Philosophy of life]

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My Personal Philosophy On My Life Experience

- Every person has their own personal philosophy on life. This is shaped by many different aspects such as upbringing and life experience. A personal philosophy is unique to each individual. Undoubtedly my personal philosophy has changed over the years which is only natural. When I was teenager my focus was on having fun and not thinking about the consequences of my decisions. Like most people age brought wisdom and I slowly began to realize that life had more to it than partying with my friends. My life experience has result in developing a personal philosophy that includes the concepts of appreciating beauty, personal identify, and business ethics....   [tags: Ethics, Business ethics, Business, Management]

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Existentialism In Des Cartes And Cogito Ergo Sum

- Existentialism, in my opinion is best described by the great french philosopher Des Cartes in which he stated, “Cogito Ergo Sum” meaning “I think therefore I am.” In essence existentialism is the concept of having conscious thought and the fact that you have that thought you exist and have free will. When we make choices we are doing so through our conscious thought and these things are done at our own free will. These thoughts define us as human beings therefore further verifying existence. When we make these choices we do so knowing that we are having to adhere to no real boundaries or constraints but at the same time knowing that you are responsible for yourself and all of mankind....   [tags: Existentialism, Philosophy of life, Philosophy]

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My Personal Philosophy Of My Life

- There are various factors that define our personalities, preferences, and personal philosophies. One of such factors is the things and stuff we carry with ourselves in our daily routines. These things, if properly analyzed, define various aspects of our personality such as our socialization trends, communication patterns, identity, etc. One such thing that would define me and my personal philosophy is my mobile phone. My mobile phone can be used to determine aspects of my personality including my consciousness about social status, my love for gadgets, my communication preferences....   [tags: Mobile phone, IPhone, Motorola, Base station]

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The Unexamined Life Is Not Worth Living

- One simple consideration that can change the course of how people think about their approach to life is, the examination of the influences that they have on other people’s lives. An individual could also look outwards and analyze the impact that other people have on that individual’s life. One should also self-reflect and search for how their thoughts and actions craft a pathway towards their own destiny. The statement by Socrates, “the unexamined life is not worth living,” is an interesting statement that requires a considerable amount of analysis....   [tags: Philosophy, Sociology, Life imprisonment]

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Comparing the Philosophy of Life in Christianity and Chinese Buddhism

- Comparing the Philosophy of Life in Christianity and Chinese Buddhism Chinese Philosophy not only is the fruit of thinking of the Chinese nation, but also is the important component part of world culture. In Chinese philosophy, there are three main parts: Confucianism, Buddhism and Taoism. Among them, Chinese Buddhism, which came from India, experienced a course of sinicization under the influence of Chinese traditional culture represented mainly by Confucianism and Taoism , so it keeps the general features of Buddhism ,and also formed its Chinese characteristics....   [tags: Religion]

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Philosophy 's Impact On My Life

- Philosophy’s Impact on My Life When I signed up for this class, I honestly thought there was no way I would take anything away from it. It was just a class that filled a breadth requirement that seemed decently interesting compared to my other options. I thought to myself, “ What benefits would reading a bunch of old people’s thoughts possibly do for me in today’s world?” and “This class is going to be so easy.” I had no idea I would gain life skills throughout the course of this class, and ultimately, I am glad I took it....   [tags: Aristotle, Plato, Platonism, Theory of Forms]

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My Personal Philosophy Of My Life

- 1041923 The first question that comes to my mind when faced with a moral dilemma is: “What would my father do?” For my entire life, I have looked up to my father and will probably continue to do so for the rest of my life. Many of my personal morals can be contributed back to the lessons and examples my father has provided consistently. The basis for the majority of values I hold is the idea of respecting everyone. Underneath this umbrella are honoring my word, being reliable, and never intentionally harming someone –physically or emotionally- unless in self-defense....   [tags: Family, Mother, Ethics, Parent]

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The Life & Philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche

- The Life & Philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche Philosophy Class Essay Born: 1844. Rocken, Germany Died: 1900. Weimar, Germany Major Works: The Gay Science (1882), Thus Spoke Zarathustra (1883-1885), Beyond Good & Evil (1886), On the Genealogy of Morals (1887), MAJOR IDEAS Self deception is a particularly destructive characteristic of West Culture. Life is The Will To Power; our natural desire is to dominate and reshape the world to fit our own preferences and assert our personal strength to the fullest degree possible....   [tags: Biographies Biographical Essays]

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How Should One Live Their Life?

- This course has sparked in me a fresh curiosity for the intellectual life. It has brought me to ponder great questions that have been part of human history and the human condition. Examples of such questions include, “Does the human soul exist beyond our bodies,” “Does God exist,” “What is knowledge,” “What kind of world do we live in?” But the question from this course that I take to be the most important, as it dictates how we approach questions such as those, and is supremely relevant to everyday life, is “How should one live their life?” This question is possibly the most essential to the human race, since how we answer this question determines our mindset when answering the commonly as...   [tags: Philosophy, Soul, Meaning of life, Plato]

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Philosophy CPT: “The unexamined life is not worth living”

- The term “philosophy” means the love of wisdom, and those that study philosophy attempt to gain knowledge through rationality and reason. 1 Socrates, the father of ancient philosophy, once stated “the unexamined life is not worth living”. This is the most important part of life and it is need to find purpose and value in life. If a person chooses to live their life without examination, their life would lack value and they would be unhappy. They would also be ignorant to the effects of their choices on themselves and the people around them....   [tags: Plato, Socrates, The Republic]

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A Simple Life Philosophy In Walden By David Henry Thoreau

- Walden author ,David Henry Thoreau, has a simple life philosophy and, quite ironically, it is to live a simple life. Thoreau displays his philosophical ideas in his memoir ,which he is most known for, Walden. Reading his memoir, we are exposed to his ideas on how one must regard life which is, rather than getting what one wants, but, to disregard what is irrelevant in our life and to move forward towards our aspirations. Personally, I share similar views due to my constant termination of anything in my life that will slow down or stop me from reaching my goals....   [tags: Simple living, Henry David Thoreau, Walden]

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Poverty Is The Severe Deprivation Of Humans ' Basic Necessities Of Life, And Singer

- Singer’s obligation to assist argument is based on three premises. The first premise is one that Singers believes could be almost universally accepted. It is that if we can prevent something harmful or bad from happening without sacrificing anything of comparable moral significance, then it is our obligation to do so (Singer, 2010, p.135). Singer believes that a variety of people’s ethical views can accept this premise because the condition “without sacrificing anything of comparable moral importance” is fulfilled so long as the act in question does not result in anything else comparably bad happening, doing something that is wrong in itself, or failing to promote some moral good comparable...   [tags: Morality, Ethics, Aesthetics, Philosophy of life]

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Analysis Of The Vita Activa And The Vita Contemplativa

- However, I also acknowledge that my purpose in life, may not align with that of others. As I have learned of various philosophers and their conceived notions of the purpose of life, I have attempted to apply each of those principles to my own life. Upon confronting the Vita Activa and the Vita Contemplativa, I have determined that neither of these philosophies truly applies to me, as there are instances in which I consider both to be valid beliefs. In further examination of these, Arendt’s Vita Activa remarks that you “show who you are and make your appearance by speaking and acting.” However, I believe that structuring one 's life purpose to their appearance and behavior often leads to a fa...   [tags: Meaning of life, Life, Philosophy of life]

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Applying Erma Bombeck’s Seize The Moment Philosophy to My Life

- As it was stated by our country’s founding father, Benjamin Franklin, “you may delay, but time will not. The assignment given, encouraged me to acutely contemplate his words, which in turn lead me to realize how powerful of a concept he really conveyed. If you think about it, since the beginning of time, time has remained perfectly constant without any pauses or interruptions, and could possibly be our most accurate form of systematic measurement. Not to mention, living in a world that functions solely on time, it’s relieving to know we can always count on time, as Father Time will never be late and should be upheld as our most reliable source....   [tags: time, opportunity, lifestyle]

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My Philosophy Of Life Is Based Upon Admiring People 's Distinctness And Embracing The Omnipresent Power Of Individuals

- My philosophy of life is based upon admiring people 's distinctness and embracing the omnipresent power of individuals with a diverse set of abilities, beliefs, and perspectives. I believe that diversity opens the door for human potentials. % Not only does diversity celebrate the variety of cultures, attitudes, and beliefs while cultivating equal opportunities, but also has profound influence on enriching individuals ' intellectual and social experiences. % % Similar to the essential foundations of welfare economics and social choice in human societies, fairness and equity are utmost building blocks of any academic community in higher education....   [tags: University, College, Student, Academia]

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Why I Propose The True Study Of Life

- Biology is known as the study of life, in the scientific field. Its definition would imply that being studied, life itself has been proven, or that in fact parts of life can be proven definitely and that the various questions of life can be answered. This however, is far from true. The real products of the studies of science are questions. This is why I propose the true study of life is philosophy. This is a very broad definition of the term. However, luckily others before me have developed their own definitions for the term philosophy....   [tags: Philosophy, Plato, Question, Meaning of life]

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An Existential Crisis By Saul Bellow

- Saul Bellow’s novel Seize the Day has personal relevance to me, because, in some ways, the story of Tommy Wilhelm is the story of my father. They both face a world that they neither belong in nor understand. They both have violent tantrums that reveal the emotional maturity of a child. They both victimize themselves by complaining about the supposed injustices that the world has committed against them. Wilhelm and I both experience an existential crisis partly due to our fathers, although we are in two very different stages in life....   [tags: Existentialism, Philosophy of life, Life, Anxiety]

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Understanding The Goal Of Education

- It is my belief that the goal of education is to develop within students a character that promotes respect, appreciation of diversity, friendship, and independence. Encouraging students to fulfill their academic and personal potential, within an environment built on safety, freedom, and value for the individual. To create well-rounded individuals and productive citizens of society. To establish high expectations in the areas of behavior and academics, that students may one day become self-aware, self-reliant, and self-disciplined....   [tags: Meaning of life, Philosophy of life, Ethics]

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Analyzing The Ways One Can Live A Good Life

- In Gorgias, Plato attempts to outline the ways one can live a good life. He begins this by examining oratory. He dispels the presented notions that the life of an orator is more just and good than other professions, such as the life of a philosopher. Plato progressively raises questions that connect oratory to actions that are shameful and undesirable. Oratory came to be defined as a means of attaining one’s personal ambitions. This definition leaves it open to the possibility of pursuing shameful and evil outcomes....   [tags: Philosophy, Plato, Personal life, Rhetoric]

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Philosophy: The Meaning of Human Life and Behavior According to Dilthey

- The application of the methodologies and techniques of the natural sciences to human beings is still staunchly resisted by many critics. Discuss why this is so in relation to one or more controversies within the field of psychology. The study of the phenomena related to human behaviour and human interaction is decisively different than the study of physical phenomena by the natural sciences. This essay will argue from a historical and philosophical perspective the claim that one must be wary of applying the methodologies and techniques of the natural sciences to human beings, and that the two must be viewed as completely separate entities and distinct practices....   [tags: free will, knowledge, natural science]

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The Existentialism And Two Theories Of Existential Nihilism

- Existential, has two definitions. One being a matter of philosophy, “concerned with existence, especially human existence as viewed in the theories of existentialism”, another definition being a matter of logic,”affirming the existence of a thing”. The word existential can describe plenty of things. This word has existed since the 1800’s, and is derived from the late latin word “existentia”. The word “existential” came about in the late 17th century and has become more popular today. Existential has lead to the creation of many different ideas and things....   [tags: Existentialism, Philosophy of life]

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Autonomy Is A Good Thing Or Not?

- Autonomy is a concept that can be difficult to understand, however the meaning behind this word refers to the right of independence or freedom of an individual in order to be able to govern oneself. To this date we still all ask ourselves whether autonomy is a good thing and whether we really do govern ourselves. Well if we think about it, we actually do, naturally by the way we perceive philosophy currently as to how we perceived things back then differently. As for autonomy being the choice of whether it’s a good thing or not, it has a slight different meaning towards everyone in how they perceive things rather than what I believe in....   [tags: Ethics, Morality, Philosophy of life]

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A Vision, Integrity, And Savvy

- In this way, Lily is able to hold a vision, integrity and savvy, which are key essential of authentic leadership. She may adopt a role which is full of creativity and visionary. She might have a vision to accept different approach as a centre manager to provide effectiveness to early childhood centre. In the words of Carnell (1995), if the vision of a leader is clear then it will become easy to gain professional values (cited in Rodd, 1998). She appears to be determined to provide well planned and effective learning experiences to the young children....   [tags: Morality, Ethics, Philosophy of life]

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The Road Not Taken And Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening

- Does the situation change the gravity of choices. Robert Frost’s poems “The Road Not Taken” and “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” present the idea of human nature and life as a struggle to decide between two paths and whether or not it will prove successful in the end. In “The Road Not Taken,” the narrator has two roads, or two options, and must decide which one to choose despite the difficulty of them both being equal in opportunity based on the narrator saying “Though as for that the passing there / Had worn them really about the same.” “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” deals with the narrator having the difficult choice of finding his own peace or confronting and going back to h...   [tags: Poetry, Choice, Philosophy of life]

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Analysis Of `` The New York Times Magazine ``

- The average American spends their excess wealth on vacations, fancy dinners, new clothes, and other unnecessary desires, completely disregarding impoverished children in other parts of the world. In an accusatory article published in the New York Times Magazine, utilitarian philosopher Peter Singer condemns the actions of financially secure Americans’ as immoral. By incorporating pathos into his analogies and factual evidence, Singer argues that Americans have the moral responsibility to donate their excess money to help children overseas, ultimately causing the audience to make the choice between a child’s life and personal luxuries....   [tags: Ethics, Morality, Philosophy of life]

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We Have The Gift Of Play God

- We have the Gift to Play God Zell Kravinsky, a man who woke up at six o’clock and donated a kidney to a woman whose name he just learned days prior. Zell was not always this generous, but the grounds for this behavior were developed throughout his life. As a child he strived for success in school; despite disapproval from Irving Kravinsky, his father, he still continued to be an outstanding student. In middle school, he was a brilliant child curious of money. Dartmouth granted Zell a scholarship....   [tags: Morality, Ethics, Philosophy of life]

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The Existentialism Of Absurdity And Dread

- Human beings are born everyday and when brought into this world, the only wish many parents have for them is to pursue their dreams and be themselves. The world thrives off human existence as well as individuality. This life can be absurd at times, but containing the absurdity and making life realistic is the ultimate goal. For Existentialists this world is absurd or at least they try to make it absurd. Franz Kafka is one Existentialist who makes life absurd in many books. Throughout Kafka’s work, “the existentialists ' conceptions of absurdity and dread are fully explored....   [tags: Existentialism, Philosophy of life]

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The Moral Obligation Of A Whistleblower

- Although whistleblowers and traitors do have some similarities; the differences far outweigh the similarities. For example, a whistleblower is a person whom, when releasing information, does it from a desire to correct an unethical practice. Whistleblowing is not motivated by a desire for revenge or self-gain; but from the person’s ethics. However, a traitor releases information with the intent and desire to hurt or gain something from the negative effect of the action. If ethics is a influence for a traitor, it is only a secondary rather than a primary reason to release information....   [tags: Ethics, Morality, Philosophy of life]

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Why I Am I Here?

- “What is the meaning of life?” is probably a question every human thinks about at some point in his or her life. When you are watching the stars on the night sky, you can’t help but wonder what is the sense of all of this. Yet the question is an elusive one, as there seems to be no defining answer – we all have different thoughts on the sense of life. In this post, we’ll explore some of these viewpoints. We’ll first look at six different schools of thought and what they’ve said about the meaning of life....   [tags: Meaning of life, Philosophy of life, Nihilism]

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A Journey of Self Examination

- ... In my opinion, there is not an academic subject out there that helps you to engage in self-examination more effectively than the study of philosophy. For me, philosophy is really about getting to the root of life’s most fundamental questions such as the existence of God and tearing them apart in a systematic manner until you arrive at a conclusion you personally can feel comfortable about. While engaging in self-examination through the study of philosophy, I’ve had several epiphanies. I’ve begun to question things that previously I had not even paid any serious attention to, such as what exactly constitutes knowledge....   [tags: philosophy, study, life, unexamined]

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My Personal Philosophy Of My Academic And Professional Life

- Throughout the course of my academic and professional life, I have faced challenges and solutions; impediments and discoveries. I have learned a lot about various disciplines and subjects, the best way to excel in a certain teacher’s class, and how to find the right solution to a problem. Perhaps the most important thing I have learned from this time, however, has been understanding my own personal learning habits. My path to better handle stressful situations, gaining confidence in my capabilities, and how to harness these behaviors to maximize my learning potential, has been a long and slow process....   [tags: Programming language, Computer programming]

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Existentialism, By Jean Paul

- Jean-Paul Sartre was a renowned French intellectual whose views of Existentialism arose in the newly liberated Paris after WWII. Sartre’s most well-known essay Existentialism is Humanism introduces main points of his reflections on intellectual thought discussing humans’ radical freedom. In his essay Existentialism is a Humanism, Sartre illustrates what existentialism is by acknowledging to what others have mistakenly accused this philosophy of being. Sartre begins by identifying that the key starting point for existentialism is that human existence precedes human essence....   [tags: Human, Meaning of life, Philosophy of life]

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Personal Statement : Existential Psychology

- Nelson, Shanika, Existential Psychology Explain the six propositions of this theory and give your opinion of each proposition and for the theory in general. Proposition 1: This is the self-awareness proposition. All human beings are capable of increasing their awareness. As factors influence our lives, we have the ability to develop self-awareness to our fullest potential and personal fulfillment. In this capacity, we have choices and/or decisions that can determine our destiny. The more we become self-aware the more we are conscious of our choices and the consequences....   [tags: Meaning of life, Philosophy of life, Life, Fear]

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Analysis Of The Movie ' Their Dreams '

- Chris and Davo have similar ideals with obvious differences in their reasoning and conclusions. The two stories were much the same in their ideas and aspirations with obvious differences scattered throughout the film and short story. Their dreams came about by factors that affected their lives, leading to their intentions for their future and their lifestyle. They each then had a method of action and a way of carrying out their dream which lead to incidents that affected them. Finally both of the character’s dreams came to an end in completely different ways, yet still held a similar concept for their ending....   [tags: Personal life, Philosophy of life, Difference]

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The Road Not Taken By Robert Frost

- Robert Frost is an iconic poet. One of his most well-known poem is titled “The Road Not Taken”. This poem is about the narrator monologue about his travels and choices he faced. It opens up with the view with a fork in the road where two roads take different routes. The narrator must choose which road he will take. The narrator describes his setting vividly of the woods that he is traveling in and the choices he must make, such as “Yet knowing how way leads on to way, / I doubted if I should ever come back.” (14-15)....   [tags: Meaning of life, Philosophy of life, Style]

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The Human Condition By Yuval Noah Harari

- Author Yuval Noah Harari has a unique way of reviewing the past fourteen billion years in his monograph Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind. His intention for writing this book is mainly to bring up the conversation of the human condition and how it has affected the course of history. In this case, the human condition coincides with the inevitable by-products of human existence. These include life, death, and all the emotional experiences in between. Harari is trying to determine how and why the events that have occurred throughout the lives of Homo Sapiens have molded our social structures, the natural environment we inhabit, and our values and beliefs into what they are today....   [tags: Meaning of life, Human, Philosophy of life]

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Susan Wolf The Meanings Of Lives

- Susan Wolf The meanings of Lives Susan Wolf, born in 1952, is widely considered one of the greatest philosophers of the 20th and 21st century. One of Wolf’s most renowned works is The meanings of Lives, which drew a lot of attention in the philosophical world for a number of questions that arose from it. Arguably her most widely debated and questioned assertion in The meanings of Lives is “If you care about yourself you’re living as if you’re the center of the universe, which is false.” This however I don’t not believe to be true....   [tags: Meaning of life, Philosophy of life, Human]

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Famine, Affluence, And Morality By Peter Albert David Singer

- Peter Albert David Singer was born on the 6th of July 1946 in Melbourne Australia. Singer is an Australian moral philosopher. He is a utilitarianist that specializes in global issues and is an activist for animal rights. Best known for his book “Animal liberation” (1975) and his article “Famine, Affluence, and Morality” (1972) that is used in ethic classes all over the world. Peter Singer at this time is a Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University, and a Laureate Professor at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics at the University of Melbourne....   [tags: Morality, Ethics, Philosophy of life, Aesthetics]

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Analysis Of ' Book ' Monster Culture '

- Culture is the embodiment of human traits that go beyond societal norms while nature is the traits humans were born with. In the seven theses essay “Monster Culture,” Cohen explains the aspects of culture in society and the human condition by portraying them as monsters from different cultural eras and places. The monster is multidimensional, different, and constantly evolving. In the perspective of nature, the monster is the enemy. It threatens the very concept of what nature, tradition, and normal is....   [tags: Morality, Religion, Sociology, Philosophy of life]

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Personal Ethics And Its Impact On Leadership

- The personal ethics positively affect leadership and when made a priority for leaders will produce ethical and effective leadership to the organization. With so many definitions of leadership, the question evolved from “what is the definition of leadership?” to “what is good leadership” (Ciulla, 2004, p. 13). The system of values one must compile a list of the most important instrumental values and terminal values. The morals and values are unique to every individual because they are determined by personal importance....   [tags: Ethics, Leadership, Philosophy of life, Morality]

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Sin And The Human Condition

- Man has always struggled to find meaning and fulfilment in a broken world. He searches in many places yet each explanation he receives seems to fall short. An explanation for this phenomenon can be found in two specific definitions: one on Sin and one on the Human Condition. These definitions not only lay out why mankind attempts to look for purpose but also explain common reactions to a lack of existence and meaning The definition of Sin in question is “the wilful and deliberate effort to displace God and usurp His authority and prerogatives.” In essence, Sin is rejecting God’s sovereignty over the human life....   [tags: Meaning of life, Human, Philosophy of life]

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Should Free Will Be Free?

- Many people have the belief that they have free will, the freedom to choose to do what they wish, when they want. This notion of free will however is the subject of much debate throughout history about if humans have or do not have free will. Between these polar points there are also arguments that human beings can have free will in some situations such as that, humans have free will when they are presented a choice where they have a meaningful impact in choosing their response. As such, they may have choices taken out of their control by circumstance but will have little to no control over other choices when they are given....   [tags: Free will, Determinism, Philosophy of life]

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